My Big Fat Hotwire XL Trip – Washington D.C.

City number three on my trip is definitely a contender for my favorite. History is rich here, without feeling old.

Imma let you finish, but I had one of the best biscuit breakfast sandwiches and lattes at A Baked Joint (yes, that’s what it’s called *snicker*).

I checked into my beautiful hotel and went to our local office. I know I’m raving about the offices in each city — but that’s because they’re really cool! The D.C. office space is really fun. Everyone there was beyond welcoming and offered so many recommendations. This office also has the coolest Expedia mural by far.

After work I walked to the National Portrait Gallery (which is free by the way, YOU’RE WELCOME) and saw the famous portrait of former President Barack Obama along with many other pieces. My favorite was Albert Bierstadt’s “Among the Sierra Nevada, California”. I could spend an entire day in front of this painting alone, and they always have new exhibits.

Calico is a chic, casual patio bar recommended by those in office. Caution: The alcoholic juice boxes are delicious. I got the Blagden Rose (Lone Wolf Vodka, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Cranberry) which looked like a larger Capri Sun including the straw.

After New York restaurants, I assumed no other city could get on it’s food level. Let me tell you, D.C. either has it going on, or I just happened to hit the only amazing spots there. I don’t think it’s the latter.

The Bird had tasty fried chicken, and Milk Bar though originally from New York, has it’s flagship store in D.C. I’ve never tried cereal milk ice cream, but I’m hooked now.

Finally, I went to the Lincoln Memorial to watch the sunset and the Washington Monument.